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NEC XIV and Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2 tournament preview - Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Smug and more competing

Posted by DreamKing23
December 3, 2013 at 7:12 p.m. PST

The Northeast Championships XIV event is upon us, and we can expect to see some great talent competing this year. The tournament will be taking place this weekend in Pennsylvania, and along with NEC, we'll be seeing the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2.

There are tons of games to be played, numerous special events, and much more planned for this weekend.

For an in-depth breakdown of what you can expect at Northeast Championships XIV, be sure to hit the jump and read on.

Northeast Championships XIV

The Rundown: Northeast Championships XIV is running from December 6 - 8, in Essington, Pennsylvania. The games being played are as follows:

• Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012
• Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
• Street Fighter X Tekken
• Killer Instinct
• Injustice: Gods Among Us
• Mortal Kombat 9
• Soul Calibur 5
• Tekken Tag Tournament 2
• Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
• King of Fighters 13
• Persona 4 Arena
• Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R

There will also be quite a bit of prize money up for grabs as the Steam Co, a vaporizer shop and lounge, are sponsoring the event, and will be providing an extra $500 to SSF4 AE v2012.

Who's expected to show: AGE|NYChrisG, coL|Filipino Champ, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Neo, CTRL|RayRay, EMP|CD Jr., UVG|Noel Brown, Ranmasama, TA|Moons, TFA|OMG Itz Andre, Unkn0wn, XAN|DJ Houshen, EMP|Sanford Kelly, AquaSilk, PIE|Smug, AG|LuckyD, KaneBlueRiver, Marvelo, EMP|Nuckledu, FNEX|K-Brad, RG|Rico Suave, Zeus, Lord Knight, and many others.

Special events:

- NEC XIV will be next in line to conduct an Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test. Players on the East Coast can get their hands on the current build of the game, and you can find the address / times t which the loc tests will take place, below.

Clarion Hotel Conference Center
76 Industrial Hwy
Essington, PA 19029

12 p.m. EST to 10 p.m. EST on Friday, December 6
12 p.m. EST to 10 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 7
11 a.m. EST – 5 p.m. EST on Sunday, December 8.

- A popularity based cosplay contest is also on the docket for this event. Running on Saturday from 12 p.m. EST until 6 p.m. EST, participants will be given two cosplay tickets upon registering for the tournament. Cosplayers will collect these tickets from those competing at NEC, and those with the most will be crowned the winners.

Prizing is as follows:
1st Place - Mad Catz Arcade Fightstick KE
2nd Place - Gamestergear Headset
3rd Place - Madcatz Headset

You can find more information about the cosplay contest over on the Big E Gaming website.

- There will be some very special exhibition matches taking place at NEC this weekend as well. EMP|Sanford Kelly will battle it out against Aquasilk in a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 grudge match. This is set for Saturday night, and the match up will be Oni (Sanford) vs. Zangief (Aquasilk.)

Additionally, two classic Marvel vs. Capcom 2 players will take the stage to compete against one another. Desmond and Bryheem will be running an MvC2 set this weekend.

Streaming duties: There will be four different stream for NEC; the primary will be provided by Team Spooky, a secondary stream will be ran by Bifuteki, and the other two will be Kombat Network, and St1ckBuG.

Pools: You can find a listing of pools here.


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Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2

NEC XIV will also be home to the next installment in the Curleh tournament series, the Curleh Mustache 2 Battle Royale. Taking place on Friday, December 6, at 7 p.m. EST, and will consist of 8 different teams representing their area.

Many of the best Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players are expected to compete, and for a list of teams / players, be sure to check out the video above.


gigantor21 said on December 3, 2013 at 7:14 p.m.

Can't wait to see KI.

ClavierRG said on December 3, 2013 at 7:35 p.m.

The AquaSilk/Sanford money match.....WHO WILL BE FORCED TO PACKITUP?

SnakeX said on December 3, 2013 at 7:55 p.m.

Haha, Spooky putting the people that didn't pre-register on blast:

EVIL_MECHANICK said on December 3, 2013 at 8:09 p.m.

Will there be a dual modder there?

LUTank said on December 3, 2013 at 8:12 p.m.

KI is gonna be hype as fuc|<

Tyreal42a said on December 3, 2013 at 8:28 p.m.

I think we all agree Dreamking should attend the KI tournament.

DevilMaySpy said on December 3, 2013 at 8:38 p.m.

Pools for every game can be found here:

dorayaki said on December 3, 2013 at 8:56 p.m.

By the way, the worlds best SF4 players are gonna battle it out in Topanga league finals this weekend.

colossus said on December 4, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.


ShakeTheWorm said on December 4, 2013 at 2:16 a.m.

Wasn't there some Injustice exhibitions planned too ? Like Rico vs. Playing to Win ?

acku said on December 4, 2013 at 4:11 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

GripsyChungTing said on December 4, 2013 at 4:57 a.m.

Thanks for the schedule yo!

Sanox said on December 4, 2013 at 5:31 a.m.

bbcp and ttt2 at the same time and doa5u at the same time as usf4 not liking that at all.

GodotLaserFace said on December 4, 2013 at 6:51 a.m.

I'm looking forward to KI, Sanford vs Aqua, USF4 and of course, Smug.

deus said on December 4, 2013 at 8:09 a.m.

For AE - there are 4 pools which are totally free and then there are pools with two pro / semi pro players in them. would of been cool if the top players were more spread out. Rico S n Fchamp in the same pool + Jwong n Native in the same pool, when there are pools that they could have been swapped into. Anyway, is there a reason that pools aren't spread out accordingly to skill? i mean, why not have Pr Rog, Fchamp, Jwong n Kbrad in the same pool then? lol

DevilMaySpy said on December 4, 2013 at 8:24 a.m.

That was postponed, but there are several other money matches with intense personal rivalries that will be streamed on KombatNetwork.

Theo vs. Fran
Theo vs. Darth Arma
Theo vs. KDZ (if he wins the two previous matches)

SonicBoomBrad vs. Noobe (Battle for best Doomsday)
Rico vs. West Coast (all of them in an individual money match gauntlet)

ForeverKing vs. JupiterHaze (Second best Martian Manhunter next to Reo)
ForeverKing vs. Tyrant (Grundy mirror)
ForeverKing vs. Pig of The Hut (Best Zod)

And there are many more unannounced exhibition matches going down on stream. Gotta tune in this weekend!

dorayaki said on December 4, 2013 at 9:13 a.m.

Know what? I'm feelin' the "grudge match" or big stakes MMs trend -especially if the grudge is for real. Hope high profile ones become more popular.

BlackMasamune said on December 4, 2013 at 1:38 p.m.

I'm surprised such a big major doesn't even have a trailer.

applesandwieners said on December 5, 2013 at 4:39 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

GirlsOfGaming said on December 6, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.

wasnt this supposed to have started already?!

jme said on December 6, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Where da streams at man? SwiftRage


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